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"Я женщина."

Translation:I am a woman.

November 5, 2015



I am curious-- with Russian, how do you tell if something is a question? Is it a tonal thing? Or does it get more complicated as you learn the language?


If there is no question word in the beginning, then yes, only by intonation. Note that TTS is often wrong with intonation.


It's a question of intonation and context. No need to worry about it. It's the same in Romantic Languages, and it's very easy to get used to.


Its the same in english


Ah, it is weird because my English teachers said that we always have to ask a question with the form "(Interrogative word) + auxiliary + Subject + Verb". But I will believe you


You shouldn't be believing her over your teacher, but okay.


For a sentence like this in real life you would have to listen to the intonation. On duolingo you can just look for a question mark.


I am woman, hear me roar!


Is there a reason this could not also be, "I am the woman"?


This would be "Я эта женщина" or something like "Я та женщина, о которой вы говорите" (I am the woman you're talking about".


It makes no sense.

To be more exact, if you mean "I am the woman in question", then «Я женщина» is not what you would say.


What would you say?


With the right context, “I am the woman” seems fine in English. How would you say something like The committee includes three men and one woman. Tom and George are the men, and I am the woman. in Russian?


See olimo's answer. It basically says what you are asking about. His anwer says, "I am the woman about whom you are talking."


What is the difference between ш and щ? I know there is a difference but I just cant detect it.


The literature says it's like "sh" and "Sch" (soft "c")


Best i can explain is that the щ is like штш


I believe щ is pronounced like the sh-sound in "shoes" and ш is pronounced like the sh-sound in "shrimp" or "shop". Be aware of how you place your tongue when pronouncing the words, in "shoes" (щ) your tongue is closer to your teeth and in "shrimp" (ш) your tongue glides further back in your mouth. I hope this helps!


Since "am" is a be verb like "is", why is it not Я--женщина?

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    Because of the logic of the language. Like some other languages as Turkish


    Hi, i have the same doubt and I don't understand your explanations. Could you give some more? Thanks


    I cannot hear the щ in женщина. It sounds like a simple ш.


    It probably should sound that way if you are an English speaker. English does not have anything like Ш. The closest approximation would be pronouncing "sh" with a tongue position a bit like in "r".


    Why is "I am the woman" not accepted?


    Because they just said "I - Woman" "Я - женщина", they didn't mention one woman in specific, so it is incorrect to say "the woman". To say "I am the woman", it's : Я Это женщина. Since they didn't say anything before "woman", they're talking about any woman (or a woman).


    Is there a rule about using щ or шч ?


    Russian and Slovenian language has no articles. That's why I will never really understand when to use the proper article.


    I'm reading am i a woman but every time i put it down it says it's wrong? am i doing something wrong for it to say that?


    Because there is no question mark there at the end in this case so you would need to put "I am a woman" :) ... Now on an unrelated topic.. love that avatar, Viktor :D


    tysm!! also ;;))) heck yeah it's viktor


    @olimo what is TTS please?


    TTS stands for Text-to-Speech. This is what a voice synthesizer is technically called.

    Nowadays very few "voice synthesizers" on the market actually synthesize voice. The most common way to make a commercial Text-to-Speech engine is to record dozens of hours of a voice talent's spech and then extract many pieces of of voice from there. Effectively, you use a large database of phonemes and allophones, which (in theory) covers all possible sounds found in the words of the language read in any environment with any intonation.

    • in reality some combinations of sounds are fairly rare. The texts recorded for building a TTS are carefully designed to cover even the rarest sounds. Still, a language naturally uses some sounds way more often that others, so you need thousands of sentences to get a good coverage of less common sounds in different environments.

    Another way is to use HMM (hidden markov models) to "teach" the engine how to synthesize sounds using hours and hours of recording as a role model. It usually ends up being more monotone and robotic (though, less prone to "broken tape recorder" effect), so few synths for sale use it. The free engine RH Voice uses such method.


    Cool! Thanks for this info!!


    Женчина - Женчины, how to use each of them?


    Женщина - Nominative singular

    Женщины - Nominative plural


    This Russian language is kind of hard but also easy


    I do just a little Russian everyday. But my main focus so far has been Spanish. Which is funny because my troubles with Spanish are helping me with learning Russian!


    Totally makes sense


    If you tap on "woman" the first translation is "Am I a woman?"


    Frustrating when it keeps telli g me I am incorrect.


    I am not a woman


    What the differences between Woman and Women.. I always get this wrong.


    "Woman" is a single (female) person; "women" is more than one...


    Correct answer yet sats wrong


    It's not giving me the option of a Russian keyboard. If it asks me to type the Russian words here, how should I be spelling it?!


    If you're on an android device, you can select the Russian keyboard.... On my device I just need to long press the comma button, then you choose 'languages', and you search for Russian. Voilá! Russian keyboard on your tablet/smartphone


    On the other hand, if you are using a Windows PC, you could try the software available at http://vulpeculox.net/ax/ .

    I use it for Russian, Polish and German.


    I typed what I heard "Ya Zhenschina" and I had a "typo". What is the right solution (without having a cyrillic keyboard)? Can anybody help?


    Errrm. Is not "щ" normally transliterated as "shch"?


    Thanks a lot - I corrected my scripts :D


    O.K. Did it actually work???


    yap, it actually did. Now I am still just biting on "zdes'"...


    " zdes' " as in " здесь "? Should work, I believe. Or would it be " zdyes' "?


    " zdes' " as in " здесь "? Should work, I believe. Or would it be " zdyes' "?

    None of them works. (marked wrong) If I write " zdes ", " zdesh ", " zdess " I have a typo.

    I am out of ideas... :O but anyway thanks a lot JerryMcCarthy99 :D


    Now here why are you not using "я являюсь" for "i am a" ?


    Because it hasn't been taught yet?

    Plus, Wiktionary at https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%8F%D0%B2%D0%BB%D1%8F%D1%82%D1%8C%D1%81%D1%8F#Russian indicates that this is a third meaning, so somewhat low on the list of likely meanings.

    Plus, it takes instrumental, which I don't think has been taught yet, either.


    I can't tell when to include 'a' 'the' etc


    It's strange hearing a husky man's voice say "I am a woman". Or maybe that's Lola that The Kinks were singing about, and that's her "dacron voice".


    I am not a woman nor girl nor a man. What am i


    I am not a woman nor a man nor a girl what am i


    The Russian word for woman seems to be similar to the Portuguese "Gente" meaning people. Probably derived from Latin/Greek?


    No, that particular "жен" is just a coincidence.


    It is perhaps more likely to be related to Ancient Greek "γυνή", which is at the root of English words such as "gynaecology".

    For more details, including the word's various pronunciations, take a look at: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%CE%B3%CF%85%CE%BD%CE%AE


    I have put correct answer but i cant continue please help


    It won't let me go even if i type "I am a women." it say THATS NOT CORRECT and shows the right answer and it says "I am a women."


    "Woman" is a single (female) person; "women" is more than one...

    Therefore "I am" requires "womAn", not "womEn".


    What is the differents between ш and щ


    Reading this in a man voice oa confusing. I am a man was read by a woman too


    So basically я is i am?


    Я means "I", simply "I". The verb "to be" is implicit because it is omitted in the present tense in Russian. So, it's because of the sentence, not because the pronoun itself.


    Okay. So when I hovered over the words, it said it was a question. But when I typed in the question, it ended up wrong! Whaaaa?


    What type of/language keyboard should i use on android for Russian?


    Any will do. I am pretty sure the standard ЙЦУКЕН-keyboard is easily available—you just have to add Russian to your languages in your Settings or Keyboard settings. For a person who has done this once or twice, it takes less than a minute to add or remove a language.


    They asked me to translate "i am a women"but women option wasnt even there!lol


    lmao I feel bad 4 u... :/ I hope you reported the issue, tho.


    Now here why are you not using "я являюсь" for "I am a".


    Learning Russian language is kind of hard but also easy


    "I am woman" - a feminist anthem of some years back - is not accepted.


    No surprise there I'm glad you found out, though. I was thinking about entering that, just to see what happens.

    Question: How does Helen Reddy sing the son in Russian?


    True for the speaker, not for me.


    I am a attak helicopter :-P and I like z jetz tooz


    I keep hearing, "I am John Cena."


    Why is she spelling the word "woman" so excited ? why doesn't she do the same with the word "man"? You feminists! This is OPPRESSION !!! OPPRESSIOOOON !!!

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